Test anxiety is
positive and good for you. It is very important to realize that it's
natural to be anxious before a test. It is actually a good thing
unless it's too much. The trick is to get it just right so that it
works to your advantage.
Fear and anxiety are
important aspects of our selves. They protect us when we are in
danger. We cannot get rid of them because it would leave us
unprotected and vulnerable. We need to understand how they work and
appreciate their existence.
Here are 4 steps that
will turn test anxiety into a wonderful asset.
1. Recognize it's
2. Don't try to get rid
of it. Look it straight in the face.
3. Start communicating
with it by asking it questions as you would a friend who needed your
attention and advice.
3. Congratulate yourself
on being open with the anxious part of you.
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